Mazda Still Amazes
by Jonathan Clensy |
posted 16 March 2017
Mazda have a number of offers across their range that run until the end of the month. They include some at 0% APR on Personal Contract Purchase plans along with a £750 Mazda Deposit Contribution from the manufacturer. These PCP options are available on all Mazda2, 2017 Mazda3 and Mazda6 models.
The Mazda2 returns smarter and sharper than ever. It packs in some big car features into a pertly-styled body, features some classy 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines that make great real-world economy and the interior's built better than you'd believe.
The first Mazda2 sold 410,000 units between 2003 and 2007. The second-generation model had a seven-year run at the market but had already eclipsed its predecessor's total midway through 2010. Both cars owed a lot to Ford's strategic partnership with Mazda, effectively being re-bodied Fiestas which, as anyone who's ever driven a modern Fiesta will happily admit, is no bad thing.
This time round, Mazda is going it alone with the latest '2 riding on its own SKYACTIV chassis technology. That would appear to be quite a gamble but Mazda has its tail up at the moment after the success of the latest '3, '6 and MX-5 models.
Good things come in little packages they say and here's one of them. It's a small car that's been developed with an extraordinarily large amount of care and as a result, is a class act. No other rival offers a better all-round blend of performance and efficiency, plus this third generation Mazda2 delivers smart looks, reasonable pricing and an interestingly-styled cabin offering premium segment features and some lovely quality touches.
The bottom line is that if you thought all superminis were the same, it's well worth trying one of these. And with the offers only there until the end of March and with the new VED tax increases kicking in in April, now’s the time to find out.
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